Wayne scores on Dons debut
WAYNE Brown has marked a sound defensive start on loan at Wimbledon with his first ever league goal.The 24-year-old central defender hit the Dons' opener in Tuesday night's 4-0 win at Crewe when he stabbed home with his right foot after a corner had been knocked down.
By Dave Allard
WAYNE Brown has marked a sound defensive start on loan at Wimbledon with his first ever league goal.
The 24-year-old central defender hit the Dons' opener in Tuesday night's 4-0 win at Crewe when he stabbed home with his right foot after a corner had been knocked down.
Left-sided defender Brown said: "My right foot is only for standing on normally and to get my first senior goal with it was special.
It was a bit of a scrappy goal but one I will always remember so well. It was a real milestone.
"It's been good to play first team football again. I'm enjoying it and look forward to building on it," he said.
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Dons manager Terry Burton is delighted with the way that Brown has started his month at Selhurst Park.
He had an impressive game in last Saturday's 1-1 home draw with Sheffield Wednesday on his debut and was equally solid as the South London outfit kept their first clean sheet of the season at Crewe.
"It's been a big boost for the boy and we're looking forward to what may be to come from him," said Burton.
"Wayne has looked solid and sound. He sees dangers well and has hit some good diagonal balls to set up attacks. He's only been with us just over a week. It's been a very good start for him."
Brown was set for more Wimbledon action today at West Bromwich Albion and in midweek he should face Millwall at Selhurst Park.
Another big game coming up is that against Manchester City at Maine Road next Saturday.
Burton said: "Hopefully after not more than a fortnight with us he will have five games under his belt. He is making his presence felt in the dressing room as well as out there on the field.
"It's been a good start for Wayne here and we hope it continues."
Brown, who has made 36 senior appearances for Town, went to Wimbledon for a month with a view to a permanent deal.
Burton was interested in taking the player on loan last season but this was not possible as the player had a nagging groin problem.
Last season Brown had a loan spell at QPR.
In pre-season he scored two goals for Town, one at Braintree and the other at Peterborough.
Earlier in his career the East London born defender had a loan spell at Colchester.